About Our Mission and Ministry>
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus Christ by becoming Salt & Light for the world; opening our arms to those in search of God's truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity.
Through works of charity, outreach, and personal ministry, we open our hearts to listen and love. Through these ministries we learn to walk more closely in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Salt & Light Ministries
- BREAD MINISTRY
- Working with other churches here in the Illinois Valley, Good Shepherd provides bread, vegetables, fruit and other grocery items to members of our community who need it most: the elderly on fixed incomes, families with young children, the jobless, and the homeless. Working at the grass root level, this group makes a difference one loaf of bread at a time.
- PROMISE CIRCLE
- During their semi-monthly meetings, Promise Circle acts as our Prayer Warriors, taking the needs of the congregation and the community to the Lord in prayer.
- LADIES GROUP
- Easter baskets full of groceries delivered to needy families; loads of toys provided to children who otherwise might have no Christmas; support for local groups like Boys and Girls Club; these are just a few of the many ways that this group supports our community and helps those in need. Using funds from events like their annual Rummage Sale and contributions from their members, this group works tirelessly to help those who are most in need of assistance.
- WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
- We also partner with a number of other groups in the valley like the Pregnancy Center and the Food Pantry to make sure that the needs of our community are being met. Join us in our work, locally and worldwide, as we strive to bring God's love to those who need it most.